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Bright Line Law News

Latest news & updates from Bright Line Law.
This portal provides busy practitioners with short commentaries on significant developments in the field of white collar crime. The commentaries are franked by their topicality and practical insight, with an emphasis on implications not always visible at first glance.

HIGH FREQUENCY TRADING AND THE CRIMINAL LAW

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In this extended essay, Dr Sarah Wilson (University of York) considers whether High Frequency Trading on the financial markets contravenes the new criminal market abuse offences located in the Financial Services Act 2012.

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VIRTUAL CURRENCIES: A NEW REALITY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING

virtual currencies Diane Bugeja (KPMG Malta) explains how virtual currencies can be an ideal tool which criminals can exploit to the full.

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FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES – THEIR USE IN CRIMINAL AND CIVIL PROCEEDINGS

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In an article for Money Laundering Bulletin which has just been published, our portal editor,  Jonathan Fisher QC, warns that suspicious activity reports must be filed in confidence but the risk that this might not survive litigation is all too real.
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BRING BACK THE ADEQUATE CONSIDERATION DEFENCE

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In this briefing, Tom Maher (Dougherty Quinn Advocates, Isle of Man) makes a strong case for the re-instatement of the “adequate consideration” defence in anti-money laundering legislation.
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CONDUCTING BUSINESS IN INDIA

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Siddhartha Datta (Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co) considers the impact of the Bribery Act 2010 for those conducting business in India where private sector bribery is not at present a criminal offence.

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